AS Monaco are closing in on Atletico Madrid midfielder Maniche.

The Portugal international is on-loan at Inter Milan until June and Antena 1 says he has already held talks with high-ranking Monaco officials.

Jorge Mendes, Maniche's agent, is fielding several offers, but the midfielder favours Monaco thanks to the personal touch shown by the French club in recent weeks.

Atletico are seeking close to the £6 million they paid for Maniche.